It started on 11th January 2024, when Apams, a celebrated oriental undertaker emptied his enterprise and journeyed Okenwa Nnobi’s resting father, after 90 years of terrestrial voyage, to his newfound eternal 6 feet – a breathless sphere without threshold.
When Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), spewed that the expensive fuel cost and scarcity of the newly redesigned naira notes being experienced in Nigeria were masterminded by some saboteurs to undermine his chances of winning the 2023 Presidential election scheduled for 25th February, many observers took it as a gaffe. However, the statements of his political pundits that followed left no one in doubt that the Buhari (APC) -led government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria has bitten the tail of a mighty lion grasping for power.
16th FEBRUARY, 2023
“My Dear Compatriots,
“I have found it necessary to address you today, on the state of the nation and to render account on the efforts of our administration to sustain and strengthen our economy, enhance the fight against corruption and sustain our gains in the fight against terrorism and insecurity which has, undoubtedly, been impacted by several internal and external factors.
“2.Particularly, I am addressing you, as your democratically elected President, to identify with you and express my sympathy, over the difficulties being experienced as we continue the implementation of new monetary policies, aimed at boosting our economy and tightening of the loopholes associated with money laundering.
There is a popular pithy saying in Igbo that if a man does not know where the rain started to beat him cannot know where it dried his body. This summarises the alleged malicious writeup against G50 by one Kingsley Ebere of PM Express online news titled “PLOT TO SCUTTLE MASSIVE VOTES FOR TINUBU BY IGBO G50 IN LAGOS STATE EXPOSED,” dated 27th January, 2023.
An investigation conducted by basklifenews reveals that PM Express was not thorough and fair to G50 in spewing out unwarranted news that relied majorly on armchair accounts and farfetched deductions.
According to a reliable source, G50 has never planned “to scuttle massive votes for Tinubu,” who is highly revered for his advancement of Igbo interest and commercial refinement in Lagos.
In a few weeks to come, many eligible voters living in Lagos State will line up in their various polling units to determine with the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), who will become the next governor of the state – the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria.
It is not going to be an easy sail since politics is a game of interest. To realise the interest, people need to wear a thinking cap before any political permutations. That is why Igbo people living in Lagos State should eschew sentiment and make sound deductions on whom to support for the protection of their strategic commercial interest in the state.
2023 ELECTION IN NIGERIA: Igbos living in Lagos State led by G50 back Governor Sanwo-Olu for 2nd tenure
It is a dream come true for Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State as the leadership of Igbo people living in Lagos State unanimously agreed to support his reelection scheduled to hold on 11th March 2023.
Today will go down in history as the memorable day Queen Elizabeth II, who reigned from 1952 to 2022, is buried in the royal vault at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in Windsor Castle, to rest majestically in peace beside her loving husband, Prince Philip.
Rest in peace.
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PETER OBI’S CANDIDACY AND FR. MBAKA’S APOLOGY: Why Bishop Onaga should forgive Fr. Mbaka and reopen the Adoration Ministry
There is a well-known pithy saying in Africa that “when two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.” The terse expression reminds us of the piercing situations of Adorers of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, after the Spiritual Director of the ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Camillus Mbaka berated Mr Peter Obi for his parsimonious and stingy lifestyle. It was a needless provocation that evoked unprecedented reactions dotted with thorny contempt. Splotched with lack of reverence and embarrassment, the bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Valentine Onaga, on 18th June 2022, gave a pastoral injunction on attendance to Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu. In essence, he prohibited “all Catholics (clergy, religious and lay faithful) henceforth from attending all religious and liturgical activities of the Catholic Adoration Ministry until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.”
If a soothsayer had told the 58-year-old Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that Peoples Democratic Party would paddle him into excruciating hibernation, after expending energy and resources to sustain and strengthen the opposition party, he would not have believed. Yet, it happened because politicians often consider political virtue as the strength of the weak and interest as the opium of the might.
Since the spark of political prophecies in Nigeria, the ever-flowing reverence showered on the Church is gradually waning because of the unbecoming utterances of some charismatic pastors that claimed to have been endowed with divine revelation. If such is not nipped in the bud it may be too late for the Church to curtail the excesses of the political prophets.